Despite the cuts and economic challenges of last few years - Sutton is still considered to be a good place to live - Jeremiah 29:7 encourages us to pray for the peace and prosperity of our city [Sutton] - Inevitably if Sutton is doing well we also as individuals might be doing well too! The results of the residents survey
Sutton Street Pastors started in Dec 2005 with the aim to help reduce fear of crime and make Sutton a safer place to be. The latest residents survey shows that 71% of residents versus 47% in 2003 feel safer going out after dark
Training to be a Street Pastor in day and nighttime economy starts in March. The course is 8 Saturday's in March and May. For more info go to howtogetinvolved
Happy New Year to all from Sutton Street Pastors - have a safe and prosperous 2014
5 graduate from Sutton at Annual ceremony which was also a celebration of 10 year anniversary of Street Pastors in the UK at Southwark Cathedral
As part of Successful Sutton we are adding a new shift from 3-7pm - come and find out more at an information event on Sunday 17th November at 4pm at Sutton Vineyard Church Offices, Stayton House, 93 Stayton Road Sutton SM1 2PS -see MAP
Our current course in underway with one new trainee. Our next training course is March 2014.
Sutton School Pastors are now operating in Carshalton High School for Girls and Greenshaw High School. If you are interested in becoming a School Pastor then please go to our "Schools" page
Crime figures have gone down again in Sutton [ see article in sutton guardian]
85 yr old Street Pastor Pat Fletcher makes it to final of Keeping Sutton Safe at Community Leadership Awards and Wins! Pictured here with Guy Ferguson receiving her award.
The work of Street Pastors on the streets of Sutton was recognised and particularly at age 85 the exceptional contribution of Pat. As one senior official put it...Street Pastors have now become an Institution ie part of the accepted scene and local night time economy. Let's pray we dont become a Museum!
Sunday 17th Feb at 4pm at St.Nicholas Church Sutton - come and find out more about being a Pastor in the daytime economy [late afternoon shifts/in a local school] and in the night time economy - an opportunity to find out more
Our next course starts in March 2013 - see how to get involved
We had 11 Street Pastors and 9 School Pastors graduate at the Annual Street Pastor Celebration on 24th November in London
Sutton Street Pastors are part of a town centre initiative called Successful Sutton. You can view aims and the proposal at www.successfulsutton.co.uk
Whilst 12 Sutton Street Pastors helped Steward the Torch Relay in Sutton - one of our newest Street Pastors -John Warr was honored for his Charity work by being the first torch bearer in the Beddington part of our borough
A number of Sutton Street Pastors are donning a lighter blue uniform and performing a similar role as games pastors at London Transport locations as Victoria, Waterloo and Heathrow. First day today at Victoria [photo]
Good News – one of our new Sutton Street Pastors has been chosen to carry Olympic Torch due to his local charity work See the Local Sutton Guardian http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/archive/2012/04/03/news_sutton/9624010.Sutton_father_to_carry_Olympic_Torch/
The annual Street Pastors Celebration and Commissioning of Sutton School Pastors will take place on Sunday 8th July at St.Nicholas Church at 4pm
Just had some great conflict resolution training with the U
Also have 7 new trainees in Brixton on 12 Saturdays of Street Pastor Training
There were 7 of us in Training to be School Pastors last Saturday in Brixton. This was the first of 3 full days of initial training prior to starting in a Sutton Secondary School. Apart from a cold room it was excellent training. Our School Pastors currently come from 5 different churches.
Christmas and New Year were peaceful and calm on the streets with the August riots now seeming a distant memory. Looking ahead to 2012 to the start of School Pastors and continuing to extend our shift coverage on the streets of Sutton. We now have 45 Street Pastors with 2 already signed up for the March 2012 course.
Sutton Christmas Lights Switched on Thurs Nov 17th. 8ft Robot sings Tom Jones song to Street Pastors.."You can keep your hat on"! see photo
Saturdays Feb 4th & 18th February and 3rd March School Pastors Training Course in Brixton
We are now recruiting for the next Street Pastors Training Course starting in March 2012 in Brixton
Give thanks for 4 new street pastors starting training on Sat 3rd September
Awards Ceremony at Sutton Holiday Inn - Revolution voted best club and overall winner of best establishment in London Borough of Sutton from 33 entries. Ivory Lounge were voted best Town Centre Bar and also Guardian Readers Choice. Woodman were voted best Town Centre Pub for second year running and Nonsuch Inn were voted best community pub.
Street Pastors are currently trialling an additional shift from 6-10pm on some Friday and Saturday nights. So far so good....
Wonderful Celebration at St.Nicholas Church followed by 30 street pastors hitting the streets in uniform - see stories
Click on link for photos http://www.lightandshadephotography.co.uk/event/sutton-street-pastors/
Marking 5 years on the streets of Sutton with the Mayor Margaret Court and Deputy Mayor Sheila Andrews and guests Chas Bailey, Warren Shadbolt and Richard Hall from the Police and Local Authority. A great opportunity to celebrate 42 Sutton Street Pastors giving 1700 volunteer hours in 2010 on the Streets of Sutton in the night time economy.
On Friday 4th February at 7.30pm at St.Nicholas Church in Sutton with Les Isaacs from Street Pastors with guests Paul Burstow and Sean Brennan amongst others
Ever wondered what this movement called Street Pastors is all about? Mark recently speaking on Premier Christian Radio
For those with questions about life, the universe and just about everything else try Alpha
Sutton Street Pastors - a great example of the "Big Society" in Action. Featured on Radio 4 iPM (click to listen) programme from Saturday 31st July.
Last Friday we had a journalist from the Radio 4 PM programme out with us on the streets. They wanted to catch a glimpse of what we do, particularly in the light of the World Cup. The programme will be broadcast later in July.